Looking for something to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day or maybe to add a fun twist into the family game night? Alexa has your back with tons of fun ways to play. These are our favorite Alexa skills and games for kids.

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Brain Teasers

“Alexa, play Beat the Intro.”

It’s “Name That Tune” in a whole new format. How quickly can you guess these popular songs—and their artists?

“Alexa, play Would You Rather for Family.”

Ah, the game of impossible choices—now in a totally family-friendly version.

“Alexa, open Kids Categories.”

Players are given a category and given 30 seconds to name as many things as possible replaced to the topic.

“Alexa, launch Guess the Number.”

Alexa will “think” of a number between 1 and 100 and your kids have to guess it while she directs them “higher” or “lower.”

“Alexa, start the spelling game.”

Your future Scripps’ Spelling Bee champion can brush up his or her spelling skills with this fun spelling bee Alexa skill.

“Alexa, open Hinky Pinky.”

Players are given a silly clue and have to solve the riddle by coming up with a pair of words that rhyme before time’s up.

“Alexa, play Jeopardy.“

What is, “How to keep my kid occupied while I cook?” for 100, Alexa? You can also ask, “Alexa, play Teen Jeopardy” for your teenaged aspiring game show stars.

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Favorite Characters

“Alexa, play Justice League Adventures.”

Team up with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and more as you work your way through this choose-your-own-adventure style game and save the day!

“Alexa, open Sesame Street.”

Use the clues to find out where Elmo is hiding.

“Alexa, start SpongeBob Challenge.”

This voice-activated memory game tests your wits as you try to take meal orders at the Krusty Krab from the residents of Bikini Bottom.

“Alexa, start Loud House challenge.”

Help Lincoln Loud navigate his chaotic household while you gather supplies for an epic sleepover, remake a birthday cake that fell on the floor, and get the youngest Loud family member to take a nap.

"Alexa, open LEGO DUPLO stories."

Alexa will launch a story game designed for kids ages 2-5. The game invites kids to use their DUPLO blocks to help tell an interactive story where they choose all the pieces (literally). Toddlers can choose between five vehicle or five animal stories, and define the route of the story, while guided by Alexa.  

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The Classics

“Alexa, open Speak Spell.”

Modeled after the classic toy, down to the original word lists, players can win by mastering commonly misspelled words.

“Alexa, open Simon Tap.”

Like the classic game from Hasbro, following the right pattern is the name of the game. Instead of the study stream of beeps, however, you’ll hear Alexa naming colors in a pattern to repeat. (You’ll need four Echo Buttons to play.)

“Alexa, open Battleship Tap.”

Play against another player or Alexa while you try to sink those battleships by guessing their locations. (You’ll need four Echo Buttons to play.)

“Alexa, play Twenty Questions.”

This one is just as much fun for parents as it is for the kiddos. See how smart Alexa really is as she figures out what you’re thinking. It’s uncanny.

"Alexa, open Bingo."

You'll need to go online to print out free BINGO cards, but then all you'll need is a pen to mark off your BINGO cards when Alexa calls out each square, one by one. 

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Family Fun

“Alexa, play Head’s Up!”

Now you can play the popular game from The Ellen DeGeneres Show with your Alexa-enabled app. As Alexa gives you clues, try your best to guess from superstars, celebrities, movies, fictional characters and more.

"Alexa, open Smarty Pants trivia."

Test your family’s knowledge on Movies, Places, History, Music, TV, Superheroes and Disney.

“Alexa, open Trivial Pursuit Family Edition.”

More trivia fun perfect for family game night.

“Alexa, play Would You Rather for Family.”

Ah, the game of impossible choices—now in a totally family-friendly version.

“Alexa, start Kids Court.”

Have a sibling or family argument you need to settle right now? The Kids Court Alexa skill takes the kids to court, where they can duke it out within the structure of the U.S. judicial system in a manner that’s surprisingly fair.

Get Moving

"Alexa, open freeze dancers."

Alexa will ask your kids try different silly dance moves and freeze when the music stops.

“Alexa, open Animal Workout.”

Ever wanted to do jumping jacks with a kangaroo? Push-ups with an alligator? This fun workout skill gets kids up and moving.

"Alexa start Simon Says game."

Just like the game you grew up with, this one will keep kids playing and moving for as long as Simon says.

Just for Laughs

“Alexa, tell me a knock-knock joke.”

Lighten the mood with a joke! Your kids will love interacting with Alexa, and she’ll wait for them to say “Who’s there” before spilling the silly punchline. You can also ask, “Alexa, tell me a joke” but be prepared for some pretty terrible puns.

"Alexa, open Kiddie Jokes."

You'll find a wide variety of family-friendly jokes that will give kids and parents a good chuckle.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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